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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 10, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 19-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., woman charged in the death of her infant son in August 2008 did not accept a plea offer in circuit court on Monday, setting the stage for her trial to begin on Aug. 18. Monica W. Boggs of 8791 Hedgesville Road was indicted in February on counts of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and gross child neglect creating substantial risk...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 31, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The attorney for a woman to be tried this week in the death of her infant son asked a circuit judge Monday to restrict the presentation of autopsy photographs, which he argued were gruesome. The color photographs depict skull fractures to 7-month-old Skylar Trigg Boggs, who died Aug. 19, 2008, as a result of blunt-force trauma, police have said. The boy's mother, Monica W. Boggs of Hedgesville, W.Va., was indicted on charges of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 27, 2004
HERSHEY, Pa. - The boy who suffered a severe arm injury after being struck by an SUV in the front yard of his Williamsport home Sunday was listed in fair condition at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Thursday, a center spokeswoman said. Monte Jones, a Williamsport councilman and the father of Tyler Jones, 12, said his son has had several surgical procedures at the medical center during the week, and that, despite concerns from authorities, his arm did not have to be amputated. On Sunday, a Jeep Cherokee hopped a curb at 6:15 p.m., struck Tyler Jones and pinned him on the ground in the front yard of his 215 Artizan St. home, deputies said.
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November 6, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An aggravated assault charge has been filed against a Waynesboro woman who police have accused of throwing her cat at a dog warden. Waynesboro police allege Aimee Thorsen, of 604 Clayton Ave., threw the cat in the passenger's side window of the vehicle operated by Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Officer Georgia Martin on Oct. 22. The cat's rabies vaccination history was being investigated because it bit someone the day before, Police Chief Ray Shultz said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
The mother of a 2-month old boy who died in December 2010 from blunt force trauma to the head and her boyfriend were indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury on multiple charges. Jessica Lynn Skupnick, 23, of 192 Butterfly Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Dominic Michael Hall, 19, who is incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, were both indicted on two felony counts of death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian, single counts of child neglect resulting in death, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury and conspiracy, according to their indictments, which were released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 11, 2008
BOONSBORO - Police say a Boonsboro man was driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday when he struck another vehicle, fled from police and struck a woman, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Michael Anthony Yeagy, 48, of 234 S. Main St., faces 13 traffic charges, including DUI, attempting to elude police and failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, according to court records. Boonsboro Police Officer Shawn M. Faith wrote that at about 7 p.m., he saw Yeagy accelerate his pickup truck into the back of another vehicle headed east on North Main Street, then back off. The truck also crossed the center line at least five times, Faith wrote.
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By DON AINES | June 7, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 20-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., woman was sentenced Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to a maximum of 50 years in state prison for the 2008 death of her infant son. Judge Gray Silver III of the 23rd Judicial Circuit sentenced Monica W. Boggs to 40 years for death of a child by a parent, custodian, guardian or other person by child abuse in the death of 7-month-old Skylar Boggs, who died Aug. 20, 2008, of injuries he...
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May 4, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Shoot first and ask questions later might be the first impulse of some who are victims of a break-in. But if the situation isn't life-threatening, use of deadly force, which could cause death or serious bodily injury, isn't justifiable, according to laws in the Tri-State area. In Maryland, a person is allowed to use "reasonable force" to protect themselves and their home, said Hagerstown attorney John Salvatore.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2011
After a two-hour hearing Friday in Washington County Circuit Court, a visiting judge sentenced a Hagerstown man to 15 months in the county jail for his involvement in a three-vehicle crash that killed a Delaware woman in 2010. Cory Scott Kuczynski, 26, of 17544 Gay St., pleaded guilty on April 27 to driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury. Visiting Judge Gary Leasure Friday sentenced him to 30 months on the two convictions, suspending 15 months.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 3, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A jury in Berkeley County Circuit Court deliberated less than an hour on Thursday before finding a Hedgesville, W.Va., woman guilty in connection with the death of her 7-month-old son in August 2008. Monica W. Boggs, 20, of 8791 Hedgesville Road, was convicted of three felonies -- death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian or other person by child abuse; child abuse causing bodily injury; and gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury.
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